Audio from MixingDesk into RaspberryPi thru XLR

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Audio from MixingDesk into RaspberryPi thru XLR

Postby p-i- » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 am

I wish to stream Audio from a MixingDesk into a RaspberryPi thru XLR.

I'm trying to make a product that will work with a wide range of commercial mixing desks.

Is XLR output standardised across mixing desks?

Can anyone recommend a converter? (The cheaper the better).

I've asked here: https://forum.juce.com/t/audio-thru-xlr ... y-pi/35452

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Re: Audio from MixingDesk into RaspberryPi thru XLR

Postby thumbknuckle » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:49 pm

p-i- wrote:Is XLR output standardised across mixing desks?


Yes, nominal level is +4 dBu, about 1.7 volts. Standards vary but you will want to be seeing around -18dBFS for an input of +4dBu. This is what is called 'line level', as opposed to something like a microphone preamp which is expecting much lower input levels.

I think you will find that your best bet is some sort of USB interface. Make sure that you get something with an actual +4dBu line input, not a mic pre and not the consumer -10dBv line input.


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